History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library

 

History Philosophy Newspaper LibraryThe History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL) maintains a browsable collection of newspapers and periodicals as well as an extensive reference collection in the disciplines of history, philosophy and religion.

HPNL provides subject expertise and serves the disciplines of history, philosophy, religious studies, and any discipline utilizing current and historical newspapers as a source for research.

The library holds over 200,000 reels of microfilmed newspapers and the general Illinois microfilm collection.

The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library is a destination for finding, viewing, scanning, and digitally manipulating micro-content. 

Of its many resources, HPNL features key digital repositories including the American Social History OnlineHathiTrust Shared Digital LibraryIllinois HarvestIDEALS, and the Internet Archive.

The African American Research Center of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library is one of several units responsible for building the University Library's African American Studies collection. The University Library's African American Studies collection includes materials on the Black experience in the Americas and worldwide outside of Africa. Consisting of more than 100,000 volumes, the collection is distributed throughout the University's various libraries, with the largest number located in the Main Library book stacks. The African American Research Center is available to anyone looking for facts, books, articles, or other media, about the Black experience in the Americas and the African diaspora.

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